Sometimes timing is everything. Photo by Stephen Walker on Unsplash

New technology applied to a big problem by a great team.


Are we all just grinding our own axe? Photo by Jason Abdilla on Unsplash

Hatred of Democrats was nearly as intense as hatred of Trump. Dems need to ask themselves why, and find a way forward.


Mulberry makes it easy (and profitable) to upsell peace of mind with whatever else you’re selling. Photo by Tamara Menzi on Unsplash.

A strong practical and emotional value proposition, with excellent founder/market fit.


Photo by Sel Fim on Unsplash

Two things I heard, and one I had to learn.

“Don’t do a bad deal your first year.”


Sucks being on the outside. How should we decide who gets in? Photo by Ethan Hu on Unsplash.

People are more than their surface credentials, particularly before they’ve had time to collect them.


“What unites people? Armies? Gold? Flags? … Stories. There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story.” — Tyrion Lannister

A political campaign is a competition of narratives, and you need a better story than the other guy to win.


The Überleben Hexå, of which I am now a proud owner.

The age of the Micropreneur is upon us. And they all need marketing help.


Dinner for Members & Execs at Pabu last week. Great people, great food!

Meet the new Members


We’re nice. Until it’s time… to not be nice.

What I learned screening 991 funded startups.


Tony Centore was a maker of men. I will never forget what I learned from him, like the hundreds of other men he made.

Mike Troiano

Venture storyteller, wartime consiglieri, lyrical gangsta. Partner, G20 Ventures, thoughts here are my own. http://about.me/miketrap

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